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How does a high-fat diet raise colorectal cancer risk?

Jul 12, 2017

A new study suggests a molecular explanation for the link between a high-fat diet and colorectal cancer.

While the evidence of a link between an unhealthful diet and colorectal cancer is robust, the underlying mechanisms for this association have been unclear. A new study, however, may have uncovered an explanation. Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have identified a cellular signaling pathway, called JAK2-STAT3, that drives the growth of cancer stem cells in the colon in response to a high-fat diet.

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Sunday, August 20th, 2017

“Offering Liver Transplantation to Patients with Unresectable Liver Metastases from Colorectal Cancer”

You all know that surgical treatment of liver mets can be curative and offers a distinct survival advantage when compared to chemo. But what if the liver mets can’t be surgically removed? Can liver transplantation be curative in select patients with unresectable, but non-progressing disease? There is a clinical study that is currently addressing that very question.

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